Evidence Based Medicine (EMB) is increasingly becoming the norm in clinical practice and is defined as '.... the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. (details)
However, the role of the clinician as patient advocate will always be discerning and inevitably imply making ethical care of patients paramount, demanding INDIVIDUALISED evidence based on sound and expert judgement.
As clinical research nurse you endeavour to facilitate the best EBM. However, it is worth listening to Professor Trish Greenhalgh from the Department of Primary Care at the University of Oxford discussing ‘Real v Rubbish EBM’ (published 30th April 2015)
To keep yourself informed on various evidenced based medicine discussions we posted EBM specific topics as separate tabs at the top of this page.
The Univeristy of Oxford's Centre for Evidenced Based Medicine youtube channel has also more interesting talks.